byNASA -- Image courtesy NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
The streak of red, orange, and yellow across South America, Africa, and the Atlantic Ocean in this image points to high levels of carbon monoxide on September 30, 2005, as measured by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder ( airs.jpl.nasa.gov/ AIRS ) instrument flying on NASA's aqua.nasa.gov/ Aqua satellite. The carbon monoxide primarily comes from fires burning in the Amazon basin, with some additional contribution from fires in southern Africa. The fires blanketed much of South America with smoke,... Topics: What -- Atmospheric Infrared Sounder, What -- AIRS, What -- Aqua, What -- Earth, Where -- Atlantic... Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=7918
byNASA -- Image courtesy NASA/GSFC/LaRC/JPL, www-misr.jpl.nasa.gov/ MISR Team.
The estuarine and marine environments of the United States' eastern seaboard provide the setting for a variety of natural and human activities associated with the flow of water. This set of Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer images from October 11, 2000 captures the intricate system of barrier islands, wetlands, and estuaries comprising the coastal environments of North Carolina and southern Virginia. On the right-hand side of the images, a thin line of land provides a tenuous separation... Topics: What -- Sun, Where -- United States of America, Where -- North Carolina, Where -- Virginia, Where... Source: http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=1758